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Ok what is the secret to crocheting with t-shirt yarn? I am making a bag/purse. The pattern calls for a size 8mm hook and the project is twisting and curling up. I have loosened my tension and have tried three different bigger size hooks?! Please help.  

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I have crocheted with t-shirt yarn and it can be very challenging. I cut my t-shirt yarn or t-yarn very narrow as it is easier to work with rather than the thicker stuff. I also curl it. Here is a little tutorial to check out. It can twist and require some blocking once you work a project. How thick is your t-yarn?

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23 hours ago, CraftyHooker said:

I think it is a little thicker than most t-shirt yarn but this the first time I have used this type of yarn. https://www.woolandthegang.com/product/jersey-be-good/yarn-and-wool/V560225184

Yes that looks like thick t-yarn. Try crocheting loosely and with a large hook. Then you can "adjust" the stitches to get it to lay flat. I sometimes when to wrestle with the stitching and pull on it to lay flat and behave. I do find that as I continue to work, it will lay down better. Here is a little tote I did and pattern info.

 

 

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